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Who we are

The Women’s Intelligence Network (WIN) connects, supports, and promotes female scholars who work in the field of Intelligence Studies. WIN is hosted in Europe and the UK by the King’s Centre for the Study of Intelligence (KCSI) and in North America by the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH).

The overall goal is to get more research by and on women promoted, supported, and elevated in the field of Intelligence Studies.


Membership is free, and the network welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as members. If you are interested in becoming a member of WIN, you can send an email with your current position and research interests to

What we do

WIN organises brown-bag lunches with one of three overall themes:

  • female scholar presenters,
  • gender and intelligence research topics,
  • topics centring on problems faced by women in their professional advancement.

WIN awards the annual Polly Corrigan Book Prize for the best publication in Intelligence Studies by a female author.

WIN runs a (wo)mentoring programme for emerging female scholars. It aims specifically to support PhD students and early career researchers in the critical moments after finishing the PhD. If you are interested in participating in the programme – either as mentor or mentee – please get in touch (email to:

WIN meets regularly at conferences, such as at the annual conventions of NASIH, ISA, and others. At these meetings emerging and established scholars come together informally to network and share information on relevant conferences, research initiatives, and fellowships.

WIN works towards more inclusive syllabi and inclusion and diversity in intelligence research and teaching.

During a time when there is still a strong gender imbalance within the field of Intelligence Studies, WIN hopes to bring research by and on women to greater prominence within the field and the larger scholarly community.

WIN Board

Melanie Brand
WIN Administrator

Dr. Claudia Hillebrand

WIN (wo)mentoring programme

Dr. Claire Hubbard-Hall

WIN online presence, and Polly Corrigan Prize 

Dr. Hager Ben Jaffel

Brown Bag Lunch series and conference meetings 

Prof. Kristie Macrakis

Brown Bag Lunch series

Prof. Kathryn Olmsted

NASIH representative 

Prof. Michael S. Goodman

 KISG host and Polly Corrigan Prize